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Overview

The Biology program from University of Missouri–St. Louis is designed to provide research experience and training appropriate for advanced positions in academic research and teaching, government and public agencies, and industry.

Key facts:

Students are required to integrate basic skills in biology with focal studies in an emphasis area.   

Each Ph.D. student is associated either with the Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB) emphasis area, or the Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (EES) emphasis area. 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory of Systematics 
  • Advanced Molecular Biology 
  •  Advanced Molecular Genetics of Bacteria
  • Advanced Biotechnology Laboratory 
  •  Advanced Molecular Cell Biology 
  •  Advanced Nucleic Acid Structure and Function

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants from outside the U.S. must submit completed application and personal data forms, three letters of recommendation,tTranscripts of all post-secondary academic work. In addition, applicants to the Ph.D. program must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical).

Admission normally requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in biology and 3.0 overall, as well as an appropriate background for graduate work in biology, including courses in genetics, biochemistry, evolution, organic chemistry, college physics, and calculus. Statistics is strongly recommended.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7369 USD/semester
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  • National

    3001 USD/semester
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  • In-State

    3001 USD/semester
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Living costs for Saint Louis

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
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